As an alumnus and philanthropist, Jonathan Feuer has been an ardent supporter of Warwick’s progress since his graduation in 1983 with a B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, and Economics (MORSE). Since then he has generously contributed to Warwick’s scholarship programme and funded vital medical research into Diabetes Insipidus at Warwick Medical School.
Following a successful career in private equity over the last thirty years where he was a Managing Partner at CVC Capital Partners, Jonathan now focuses his time on Eigen Technologies, an AI company he co-founded in 2014, where he is Chairman.
Jonathan is passionate about the opportunities artificial intelligence offers. With the Feuer International Scholarship in AI, Jonathan is keen to establish a prestigious cohort of multidisciplinary researchers with the ability to apply academic excellence and rigour to real-world challenges.
My experience at Warwick offered a fantastic academic basis for my career since then. Now that I can give something back, I am delighted to fund this programme which I believe will help establish Warwick as a leading university in the field of Artificial Intelligence not just in the UK but also globally.
By investing in the Feuer AI Scholarships at Warwick, Jonathan is offering a unique chance to the best and brightest students from varying disciplines to make a difference in the field of AI. He will not only fund the initial cohort of 6 scholars, but will personally be connected to the programme offering advice and input to the scholars along the way.
Professor Stephen Jarvis says:
We are extremely grateful to Jonathan for the energy and passion he has brought to establishing the Feuer International Scholarships in AI. With his investment, Warwick can lead on the development of essential multidisciplinary research that creates opportunities for the most talented students to excel in the field. We are excited to develop the programme and are delighted to have his ongoing input and support.
Jonathan Feuer retired in 2018 as a Managing Partner at CVC Capital Partners, a leading international private equity firm, and was subsequently appointed as a Senior Advisor. During his thirty years at CVC Jonathan built his reputation through successful deals in many market sectors in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. He also founded and ran CVC’s global Financial Institutions Group, co-ran CVC’s Strategic Opportunities Fund and has served on the boards of many private and public companies.
This has allowed him to focus on his role as Chairman at Eigen Technologies, which recently raised $37m in a B Series fundraising from Goldman Sachs, Temasek, Lakestar and Dawn Capital. Jonathan co-founded Eigen in 2014, and it now has a team of 150 people based in London and New York. Eigen’s NLP technology is used by clients across finance, law and professional services, including Goldman Sachs, Allen & Overy, Hiscox and ING.
Besides Eigen Technologies, Jonathan is also an advisor at Edge Investments. Edge targets investments in smaller and growing companies in the UK’s creative industries. Funding for Edge was backed by investment from the British Business Bank. Jonathan has also invested in many smaller and high growth companies and runs, along with his wife, his family’s charitable foundation.
Jonathan is a qualified chartered accountant and an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.